Sy Smith is one of music’s unsung talents — singer, writer, producer, drummer and more. She’s worked with some amazing artists and collaborated with a lot of her equally talented friends while also managing to still put out a few amazing solo albums as well. Her latest Fast And Curious features some amazing songs, the one being featured here is her cover of Billy Ocean’s song “Nights (Feel Like Getting Down)”.
She gives the song a bright visual treatment mixed with some live performance clips of her and her talented friends, such as one of my favorite male vocalists in the world, her duet partner Rahsaan Patterson. Also in the video is singer extraordinaire Lalah Hathaway, and one of my favorite keyboardists around, Cassandra O’Neal, who tours with Prince!
Sy and Rah turn this song OUT — both of their vocals are amazing, as usual. If you’ve never heard of Sy Smith, please get her albums. I love her cover of Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians‘ “What I Am” from her last album Psykosoul as well. Peep the original Billy Ocean song after the jump! What do y’all think? Is it one of those nights you feel like getting down?